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Rolling in the Right Direction: Expert Tire Services at Queen’s Auto Services

A Comprehensive Guide To Keeping Your Tires In Top Shape

Your car’s tires are the only contact it has with the road, which makes them incredibly important when it comes to safety and performance. That’s why proper tire maintenance is so essential. From routine checks to essential repairs, this comprehensive guide will help you keep your tires in top shape.

Routine Checks

To ensure your tires are performing at their best, it’s essential to carry out routine checks. These include checking the tire pressure, tread depth, and sidewall for any signs of damage. Your tire pressure should be checked at least once a month, and always before a long trip. The recommended tire pressure can be found in the owner’s manual or on the tire information placard located inside the driver’s door.

Tire Tread

The tread depth of your tires is crucial in providing traction and stability on the road. The minimum legal tread depth in the United States is 2/32 of an inch, but it’s recommended to replace your tires when the tread reaches 4/32 of an inch. To check your tread depth, you can use a tire tread depth gauge or the penny test. Simply insert a penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head facing down, if you can see the top of his head, it’s time for new tires.

Sidewall Damage

Inspecting the sidewall of your tires is just as important as checking the tread. Any cuts, bulges, or punctures can weaken the tire and cause it to fail. If you notice any damage, it’s essential to have it inspected by a professional. A damaged sidewall can cause a blowout, which can be dangerous, especially when driving at high speeds.

Rotation And Balancing

Routine tire rotation and balancing are essential for prolonging the life of your tires and ensuring even wear. Typically, tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles or as recommended by the manufacturer. Balancing should be done whenever you have new tires installed, or if you notice any vibrations or shaking while driving.

Wheel Alignment

Alignment refers to the angle at which your tires make contact with the road, and it’s crucial for ensuring even wear and proper handling. If your car is pulling to one side, vibrating, or the steering wheel is off-center, it’s likely that your alignment is off. A professional alignment service will adjust the angle of your tires to ensure they’re pointing in the right direction and provide a smooth, stable ride.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit and debit cards as forms of payment, but we do not accept American Express or bank checks. However, we do accept cash.

Can you come to my location?

Queen’s Auto Services only performs on-site services as per our insurance policy. We also have all the tools and special equipment we need to fix your car right here on the premises. If your car breaks down, we are happy to help you set up a tow and even help you get a Lyft or Uber ride to get you home or to work.

Can you tow my vehicle?

When your vehicle breaks down and you need to get it to us we can help you find a tow. We work with several towing companies.

What vehicles do you work on?

Almost all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and fleet vehicles are serviced. We do not service automobiles with carburetors or huge RVs/motorhomes.

Can I wait for the service?

Most car repairs can be done while you wait. We have a comfortable waiting room. Typically we suggest that you drop off your car instead of waiting at our location so that we have enough time to give your car the care it deserves.

Do you warranty your work?

There are a number of benefits to getting regular oil changes, including:

Improved fuel efficiency: Clean oil helps your engine run more efficiently, which can lead to better gas mileage.
Extended engine life: Regular oil changes remove contaminants and sludge from your engine, which can help prevent costly repairs down the road.
Better performance: Clean oil helps your engine run smoother, which can lead to improved performance.
Increased longevity: Regular oil changes can help prolong the life of your car.
Improved emissions: Clean oil can help reduce emissions and make your car more environmentally friendly.

It’s important to note that regular oil changes are an important part of maintaining the health of your car’s engine and prolonging the life of your car. Neglecting regular oil changes can lead to costly repairs and can shorten the life of your car. So, it is always a good idea to invest in regular oil changes to ensure your car is running at its best.

Affordable prices for professional services

Whether you’re in for a routine oil change or a (hopefully) not-so-routine brake repair, we’ll treat your baby like our baby, and we’ll treat you like family.

In Whatever We Do, We Strive To Provide Top Quality Automotive Services.

We know that having your car, truck, or van fixed can be a big hassle, so we do everything we can to give you an accurate diagnosis, a fair price quote, and a quick turn-around time. If you’re not happy with your vehicle, we want you to bring it back to us.

Tire Repair

At Queens Auto Service, we understand that not every customer has the budget for brand new tires. That’s why we offer affordable tire repair services for those who need to extend the life of their existing tires. Our skilled technicians can fix punctures, patch holes, and repair damage caused by road hazards. By choosing tire repair over replacement, customers can save money while ensuring the safety and reliability of their vehicle.

Illinois Ban On Tire Plugs

The ban on tire plugs in the state of Illinois is a regulation that prohibits the use of tire repair plugs as a permanent repair for tire punctures. This ban was implemented to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on the roads. According to the regulation, tire punctures larger than 6mm in diameter or those that occur in the shoulder or sidewall of a tire cannot be repaired using tire plugs. Instead, such tires must be replaced. This is to ensure that the integrity of the tire is not compromised, as plugs may not provide a permanent or safe solution for larger punctures. Additionally, used tires cannot be sold with existing tire plugs in the state of Illinois. This ban on tire plugs aims to promote road safety and prevent the use of substandard tire repair methods.

Need Used Tires?

In addition to our tire repair services, we also offer a selection of used tires at competitive prices. Our used tires are carefully inspected and selected based on their remaining tread life, ensuring that low budget customers can still enjoy a safe driving experience. We offer a wide range of tire brands and sizes to fit any make and model of vehicle, and our experienced technicians can help customers select the right tires for their needs.

At Queens Auto Service, we believe that every driver deserves access to quality tire services, regardless of their budget. By offering both tire repair and used tire options, we aim to provide our customers with the solutions they need to stay on the road, safely and affordably.

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Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • Oil change and oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation and balance
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Engine air filter replacement
  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Engine coolant replacement
  • Wheel alignment
  • Engine tune-up
  • Suspension and steering inspection
  • Exhaust system repair
  • Fuel system cleaning
  • Electrical system diagnosis and repair
  • Climate control system maintenance
  • Wipers and lighting system repair
  • Preventive maintenance inspections

Engine Services

  • Engine oil leak repair
  • Engine noise diagnosis and repair
  • Engine misfire diagnosis and repair
  • Engine replacement
  • Engine timing belt replacement
  • Engine coolant leak repair
  • Engine head gasket replacement
  • Engine valve repair or replacement
  • Engine cylinder head repair or replacement
  • Engine oil pressure problem diagnosis and repair
  • Engine oil cooler repair or replacement
  • Engine intake and exhaust manifold repair or replacement

Auto Electrical Services

  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis and repair
  • Starter motor replacement
  • Engine control module (ECM) repair or replacement
  • Ignition switch replacement
  • Power steering control module repair or replacement
  • Power window repair or replacement
  • Headlight and taillight replacement
  • Wiring repair or replacement
  • Electronic brake control module (EBCM) repair or replacement
  • Climate control system repair or replacement


  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Transmission filter replacement
  • Transmission flush
  • Transmission repair or replacement
  • Transmission slipping diagnosis and repair
  • Transmission shift solenoid replacement
  • Transmission valve body repair or replacement
  • Transmission control module (TCM) repair or replacement
  • Transmission cooling system repair or replacement
  • Transmission clutch repair or replacement
  • Transmission mount replacement
  • Transmission rebuild

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades